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Thinning out and transplanting annual flower seedlings

Has anyone experience of thinning out and transplanting love in a mist and eschscholzia (Californian poppy) seedlings?  This year was my first attempt at direct sowing, so I followed Monty's advice and popped them into the flowing lines that I had drawn in the flower bed.  However, they are quite big now and are very close together.  Any advice gratefully received!



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,874

    You can thin them out but transplanting when they're getting quite big is tricky. They wilt. Worth a try though if you're thinning anyway. 

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Ive struggled with this in the past, just try and take as much soil with them as possible to avoid root disturbance and keep the soil moist to wet for at least a few days. Interested to see how it goes, please post with the results image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,874

    If we could learn to sow them more thinly it would helpimage

    But I don't think I'll ever grasp than oneimage

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Even witha line, i seem to get them all over! At least we dont have germination problems! image
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